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Species Synnoma lynosyrana - Rabbitbrush Webbing Moth - Hodges#3746

Notable labial palps - Synnoma lynosyrana Rabbitbrush Webbing Moth - Synnoma lynosyrana Rabbitbrush Webbing Moth - Synnoma lynosyrana Rabbitbrush Webbing Moth - Synnoma lynosyrana
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Tortricoidea (Tortricid Moths)
Family Tortricidae (Tortricid Moths)
Subfamily Tortricinae
Tribe Sparganothini
Genus Synnoma
Species lynosyrana (Rabbitbrush Webbing Moth - Hodges#3746)
Hodges Number
3746
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Synnoma lynosyrana Walsingham, 1879 (1)
Phylogenetic sequence #620452
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet for the former generic placement (Linosyris) of the host plant (Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus). (1)
Size
Forewing length: 7-10 mm. (2).
Identification
Adult - body and legs are covered in short black and long white scales. Males with pale ochreous yellow forewing and two diffuse, oblique, silvery white fasciae. Hindwing dark gray brown. Females dark gray with blue iridescence and scattered orange scales. Hindwing dark gray. The wings of both sexes have a ruffled appearance, with many upraised scales. (2).
Range
Southern Montana, Idaho, and eastern Oregon to eastern California, Arizona, and western Texas. (2).
Season
Adults fly from "September to October in the north, to November in southern California. (2).
Food
Northern populations feed on Ericameria nauseosa and Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus. Those in southern Nevada and Arizona eastward feed on Gutierrezia. An apparently disjunct population at the western edge of the Mojave uses both plant genera. (2).
Life Cycle
Late-instar larvae create a bundle of foliage tied up by tough silken shelters. (2).
Remarks
Diurnally active. Females winged, but flightless. (2).
Print References
Walsingham, Lord. 1879. North-American Tortricidae. Illustrations of typical specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the collection of the British Museum. 4: 24; pl. 65, f. 9 & 10 (1)
Works Cited
1.North-American Torticidae
Thomas, Lord Walsingham. 1879. Illustrations of typical specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the collection of the British Museum. 4.
2.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group
4.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems